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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson in a safety brief prior to taking a ride with the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team the Blue Angels on Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Texas, May 10, 2006.
Background information
Birth name Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Born April 24, 1982 (1982-04-24) (age 27)
Fort Worth, Texas
Origin Burleson, Texas, United States
Genres Pop, rock, soul
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels RCA Records, Sony Music
Website www.KellyClarkson.com
.Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actress.^ April 24 1982 .
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^ Kelly Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982 in Burleson, Texas to.
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^ Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24 1982 ) is a Grammy Award -winning America n pop singer and actress .
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Clarkson made her debut under RCA Records after she won the first season of the television series American Idol in 2002.
.Clarkson has released four albums to date: her double-platinum debut album Thankful (2003), her multi-platinum second album Breakaway (2004) - won two Grammy Awards, My December (2007), and her latest album All I Ever Wanted (2009).^ Look for “My December” to be recognized at the Grammys.
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^ Won two Grammys for her sophomore album "Breakaway" .
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^ Kelly Clarkson's Thankful certified double platinum in U.S. December 29 2003 .
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.Her first four albums have sold over 10.5 million copies in the United States.^ Released her first single which sold nearly 250,000 copies in its first week .
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^ She beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on the first season of American Idol .
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^ In April, her debut album Thankful sold more than 297,000 copies in its first week and entered the...
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.Eleven of Clarkson's singles became Top Twenty hits on the Billboard Hot 100.^ Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart.
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^ "Breakaway" served as the original song for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and achieved considerable success across the world; it became Clarkson's third top-ten single in the U.S. and fourth top-ten single in Canada.
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^ Hot 100 history, earning Clarkson a Billboard Music Award for Best-Selling Single of the Year.
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.Her single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", advanced from No.^ My Life Would Suck Without You Already Gone Because Of You Breakaway Since U Been Gone (Album Version) Behind These Hazel Eyes Sober Never Again A Moment Like This Miss Independent Walk Away: Nissan Live Sets At Yahoo!
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^ My Life Would Suck Without You (Music Video) (*) .
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^ Broke Billboard records when her new single My Life Would Suck Without You went from #97 to #1, the largest leap to No.
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97 to No. .1 on the Hot 100 in its first week of release, breaking the record for the largest leap to the top position in chart history.^ Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart.
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^ It was the largest chart leap to No.
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^ Snoop Posts Third 'Hot' Week Atop Singles Chart 12/16/2004, Reuters Snoop Dogg was too hot to drop from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart Thursday as his hit tune "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell logged a third week at...
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.In addition to her music, Clarkson had the lead role in the movie From Justin to Kelly (2003) along with Justin Guarini.^ You want to dance and sing along to Kelly Clarkson music?

^ Kelly played the lead, Fiona, in her high school musical production of Brigadoon.
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^ Best album ever from Kelly Clarkson.Breakaway is the best too but i think this album shows that Kelly is really versatile and have a variety in music.
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She played Brenda Lee in the television drama American Dreams and appeared in the sitcom Reba. .She also participated in sketch comedy on MADtv (2002) and Saturday Night Live (2005).^ From a Grammy Nomination to an appearance on Saturday Night Live, the ride has been incredible and has only just begun.
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^ Saturday Night Live 15 (USA: fifteenth season title) ...
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^ In 2005, Kelly sung at Superbowl XXXIX (Tailgate Party) and also appeared on Saturday Night Live as a guest and musical performer.
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Clarkson has toured extensively worldwide as a solo act. .After Clarkson's appearance on the CMT Crossroads and her duet version of "Because of You" (2007) with Reba McEntire, they co-headlined the 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour (2008).^ In 2008 Kelly co-headlined the "2 World's 2 Voices" Tour with her idol, Reba McEntire.
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^ You parted ways with your management after My December and hired Reba McEntire’s husband, Narvel Blackstock.
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^ Kelly Clarkson Duets With Reba McEntire For Fox Special 9/20/2002, USRN American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson got to sing with her idol, country superstar Reba McEntire, during the taping of the Fox special American Idol In Vegas on Wednesday...
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.Clarkson held the distinction of having the highest-selling American Idol album in the United States until November 2009, when Carrie Underwood claimed that title by a narrow margin of 100,000 albums.^ Rachel Kipp of JS Online criticized Clarkson for not having the same personality on Thankful that she had on American Idol , and wrote: "on American Idol , Clarkson showcased a great voice and an endearing, 'aw-shucks' personality.
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^ This achievement was largely due to the impact from Idol as the CD single managed to sell 236,000 copies in its first week of sales in the U.S.; Kelly Clarkson – Timeline .
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^ Former American Idol winner Clarkson is back with a radio-friendly tune off the Princess Diaries 2...
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.Clarkson, however, remains the highest-selling American Idol alum overall, with around 23 million albums sold worldwide.^ Frame it around American Idol .
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^ She is also the first American Idol alum to have two albums peak at #1.
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^ Former American Idol winner Clarkson is back with a radio-friendly tune off the Princess Diaries 2...
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Contents

Early life

.Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in the small town of Burleson, a suburb of Fort Worth.^ Up Next impersonator of kelly clarkson .
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^ Up Next: Kelly Clarkson ha ha .
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^ Clarkson was born in Fort Worth , Texas on April 24 1982 , and grew up in the small town of Burleson, Texas .
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.She is the third and youngest child of Jeanne Rose, a first grade teacher, and Stephen Michael Clarkson.^ Kelly's mom Jeanne is a first grade teacher at an elementary school.
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^ Jeanne (teacher) and Steven Clarkson.
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^ She is the third and youngest child of Jeanne Ann Rose, a first grade English teacher of Greek and Scottish descent, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, a former engineer of Welsh extraction.
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.Clarkson's siblings include her older brother and sister, Jason and Alyssa.^ Clarkson's siblings include her brother Jason, and her sister Alyssa.
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^ She has an older brother named Jason and an older sister named Alyssa.
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^ He has one older brother: Jason (b.
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.When Clarkson was six years old, her parents divorced after seventeen years of marriage.^ When Clarkson was six years old, her parents split up after seventeen years of marriage; her brother went to live with her father, her sister went to live with an aunt, and Clarkson remained with her mother.
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^ "[Clarkson's] parents were together for seventeen years, and then all of a sudden, something went wrong".
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^ Clarkson has since stated that, being six years old at the time, she did not understand why her family had been constantly moving.
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.The family settled in Burleson, where Clarkson's mother married her second husband, Jimmy Taylor.^ Eventually, the family settled in Burleson , Texas where Clarkson's mother married her second husband, Jimmy Taylor.
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^ Following the separation, Clarkson frequently moved around Texas while her mother managed several profession s in order to support the family.
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.Clarkson's family struggled financially, and after her parents divorced, music became her refuge.^ Austin C gave it a 10 : Kelly Clarkson has became known as the girl who does incredibly addicting and catchy pop music.
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.Clarkson attended Pauline G Hughes Middle School and Burleson High School.^ At the Kelly Clarkson Day festival, the Burleson High School Choir sang Carly Simon's song "Let the River Run," as a special tribute to Kelly that moved her to tears!
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^ Kelly was Burleson High School's student body treasurer.
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^ Clarkson attended Pauline Hughes Middle School when she reached seventh grade .
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.She wanted to become a marine biologist but changed her mind after seeing the movie Jaws.^ She loved science and wanted to eventually become a marine biologist (the story goes that she changed her mind after seeing the movie Jaws ).
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^ Kelly wanted to be a Marine Biologist but she changed her mind after she watched the movie, Jaws.
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[8] In seventh grade, a teacher (Mrs. Cynthia Glenn) overheard her singing in a hallway and asked her to audition for the school choir; Clarkson told the teacher that she had never received professional vocal training.
.In high school, Clarkson performed in musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Brigadoon.^ Kelly played the lead, Fiona, in her high school musical production of Brigadoon.
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^ Check out Kelly's performance of "Already Gone" on Get Schooled and get involved with your education!
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^ By the time she graduated High School in 2000, she became focused on having a career in music.
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.She sang at her high school talent show, after which an audience member shared some inspiring words with her: "God has given you this gift.^ Kelly sang at many of her high school talent shows.
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^ One of the show's most naturally gifted singers, the 20 year-old Burleson, TX native's vocal talents were discovered when she was in seventh grade, when her school's choir teacher heard her singing and urged Clarkson to join the choir.
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^ Meet Kelly’s high school friends, as she reveals her love for camping and some serious bowling skills.
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.You've got to sing.^ Mayer finishes and the next guest singer is Katharine McPhee who sings I’ve Got You Under My Skin beautifully.
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.You're destined to sing."^ If you're looking for a pretty singer singing pretty songs written by middle-aged men, don't get this album.
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.Clarkson continued singing and soon started classical training, hoping that music would be her ticket to a college scholarship.^ Kelly Clarkson is a songwriting genius and I pray that she is able to follow her heart and continue writing and releasing music like this.
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^ "Grew up in a small town/ And when the rain would fall down/ I just stared out my window," Clarkson sings.
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^ Music video by Kelly Clarkson performing My Life Would Suck Without You.
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Upon high school graduation, Clarkson was offered full scholarships to The University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, and Berklee, but decided against college because she had "already written so much music and wanted to try it on her own," and she figured "you're never too old to go to college."[9]

American Idol

.Clarkson won the first season of American Idol on September 4, 2002, earning 58% of the vote to 42% for Justin Guarini.^ Kelly Clarkson was the winner of the first season of American Idol , in September 2002.
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^ In September 2002, she was named the winner of American Idol .
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^ Pop/rocker Kelly Clarkson rose to fame by winning the first season of "American Idol," then went on to have a brilliant career no subsequent winner has been able to match.
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[10] .Choking back tears, Clarkson performed the ballad "A Moment Like This", the song written for the winner of American Idol, which would subsequently appear on her debut album, Thankful.^ When Kelly Clarkson sang her final song on American Idol which was A Moment Like This, she cried while singing the song.
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^ The season one American Idol winner has backed down from her reported...
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^ The original American Idol winner is peeved that four songs from her upcoming album have been leaked...
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.The song's music video was filmed at Pantages Theater in Hollywood, and incorporated short scenes of Clarkson performing on Idol.^ In February 2007, Clarkson partnered with NASCAR. Kelly won the Best Female Video and the Best Pop Video awards at the 2005 MTV Music Video Awards in August.
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^ Kelly Clarkson - free music, pictures, videos .
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^ Music Before she was an American Idol, Kelly Clarkson appeared in a gay video.
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.When released as a single in October 2002, it set a record on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart when it rose from number 52 to number one.^ Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart.
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^ Kelly's first single, A Moment Like This , set records by jumping from number 52 to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100.
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^ And with her hot new single “My Life Would Suck Without You” shattering records with the largest jump to No.
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[11] .This achievement was largely due to the impact from Idol as the CD single managed to sell 236,000 copies in its first week of sales in the U.S.;[12] it spent five weeks at number one in Canada.^ Released her first single which sold nearly 250,000 copies in its first week .
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^ But there was just something about Kris from the first time I spotted him in one of those group numbers in the Hollywood round.

^ Fantasia: Latest Chart "Idol" 6/30/2004, E! Online Believe it, the American Idol machine has minted another number one single.
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.Soon after the first season of American Idol ended, Clarkson starred with Idol runner-up Justin Guarini in the movie From Justin to Kelly (2003).^ 'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson returns to Detroit .
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^ At the end of the episode, the cast did a spoof of American Idol, obviously for Kelly Clarkson.
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^ Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini Address Tabloid Rumors 7/1/2003, USRN First season American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and runner-up Justin Guarini told LAUNCH that while they share an on-screen kiss in their new movie From Justin To Kelly,...
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.The film was poorly received by critics[13] and grossed only $5 million at the North American box office, less than half its reported budget.^ 'American Idol' Producers Stand By Kelly Clarkson 12/13/2002, USRN American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is receiving support from the Fox Television Network in the wake of allegations in a tabloid report claiming that she was ineligible for...
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^ She beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on the first season of American Idol .
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^ Top 20 Concert Tours 12/15/2004, AP The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America.
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[14] .Clarkson has mentioned in interviews that she is shocked when people send her scripts after From Justin to Kelly, often citing contractual obligation as her sole reason for involvement in the film.^ Clarkson also told Z100 that her friends tease her about how often "From Justin to Kelly" airs on cable and that it's been months since she last talked to co-star Justin Guarini.
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^ Her film, From Justin to Kelly, hit theaters on June 13.
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^ Kelly Clarkson and fellow American Idol contestant Justin Guarini starred in their own movie in 2003 called From Justin to Kelly.
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[15] Clarkson was quoted telling People "I knew when I read the script it was going to be real, real bad, but when I won, I signed that piece of paper and I could not get out of it."[16] The script was written by Kim Fuller, Simon Fuller's brother.[17]

World Idol

.In December 2003, a competition titled World Idol was held in London, England, gathering the winners of the first seasons of Idol from across the globe.^ Kelly sang these songs in American Idol 1st season (from last to first): 1.
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^ She beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on the first season of American Idol .
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^ She first broke the record back in 2002 with her American Idol winning single "A Moment Like This" and she held that record till 2007.
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.Clarkson was contractually obligated to participate, and placed second behind Norwegian Idol Kurt Nilsen.^ She won the second place, after Norway's Idol, Kurt Nilsen.
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^ Norway Wins 'Idol' Title, U.S. Is Second 1/2/2004, AP Norway's "Pop Idol" Kurt Nilsen moved a step up to "World Idol" on Thursday when he triumphed in a singing competition with winners from 10 other nations "American Idol"...
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.She performed Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman". Because she left immediately after the competition, she was criticized by some in the media for what they saw as poor sportsmanship.^ She performed with the song Because of You .
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^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
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^ I think the critics are far to harsh- because after all its the public that buys the CD's let them determine if they like it.
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.Clarkson later explained to fans that she was not feeling well.^ 'Idol' winner Clarkson is a Susan Boyle fan 5/27/2009, AP From one talent show contestant to another: well done.
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Post-Idol: career

Kelly Clarkson performed at the Washington D.C. Lincoln Memorial on September 11, 2002 following her win on American Idol.
.Shortly following the completion of the first season of American Idol, Clarkson was accused of working with a record company.^ Former American Idol winner Clarkson is back with a radio-friendly tune off the Princess Diaries 2...
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^ Kelly Clarkson To Kick Off Macy's Fireworks Spectacular 6/17/2003, USRN Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the first American Idol competition, kicks off the annual Macy's Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular with a live musical performance.
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^ While most artists reserve a quarter of a panel for acknowledgements, Clarkson's takes up four panels and includes a sentence for each fellow "American Idol" finalist.
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.American Idol's rules stated that a contestant was not allowed to compete on the program if they had been linked to a record company.^ The unknown girl with vocal talents emerged on the mainstream spotlight after winning the American Idol contest in 2002.
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^ American Idol's mandate is to mint viewers and record buyers.
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^ Clay Aiken to Appear on NBC's 'Ed' 1/22/2004, AP "American Idol" runner up Clay Aiken will make his acting debut Friday night on the NBC program "Ed."
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However, she was cleared of all allegations, as she had only had a contract in order to conduct demonstration work.[19]
.Clarkson is currently the only American Idol contestant to have reached number one in the UK. She claimed number one on March 1, 2009 when "My Life Would Suck Without You" debuted number one on downloads alone.^ You're Kelly from American Idol.
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^ Clarkson's audition number on American Idol was 2311.
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^ Kelly's "boyfriend" in the "My Life Would Suck Without You" video's name is Houston Rhines.
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[20] .She has sold over 10.2 million albums in the United States, and over 20 million albums worldwide, becoming the highest-selling Idol winner.^ Last year's "American Idol" winner, Taylor Hicks, drew an older crowd about 10 to 15 years his senior Friday night, filling...
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^ 'World Idol' Pits Winners From 11 Nations 12/20/2003, AP Who will be the world's favorite pop superstar?
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^ She beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on the first season of American Idol .
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According to Nielsen SoundScan, Clarkson is also ranked on the top 200 album sellers of the Nielsen SoundScan era at number 187.[21]

2003–04: Thankful

.Following the release of "A Moment Like This", Clarkson's full-length debut album Thankful was released in North America by RCA Records on April 15, 2003.[22] It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200.^ Kelly Clarkson's New Album 'Thankful' Out Tuesday 4/14/2003, USRN First American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will release her RCA Records/19 Entertainment debut album, Thankful, on Tuesday (April 15).
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^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
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^ 'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson Sets 'Billboard' Hot 100 Record 9/26/2002, USRN American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson's debut RCA records single, "Before Your Love"/"A Moment Like This," has soared from the Number 52 spot to the Number One spot on the...
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.The album was certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales of two million copies on December 8, 2003[23] and platinum by the CRIA for sales of 100,000 copies on February 10, 2004.[24] Reviews for the album were generally favorable.^ Not only did "Thankful" debut in the #1 position on the May 3, 2003 Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, but it was certified Platinum by the RIAA in just five weeks (soon to be followed by multi-platinum certifications by the RIAA, as well as certifications in several other countries).
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^ On the American Idol 2 Finale, Clive Davis made a SPECIAL appearance to present a platinum record to Kelly Clarkson for selling 1,300,000 copies of her album Thankful.
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^ She beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on the first season of American Idol .
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.However, several critics noted that her early achievement was established due to her performances on American Idol.^ More American Idol Stars Set to Perform at AMAs .
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^ An American Idol Christmas Performer .
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.Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine praised the album for its vocal ability: "throughout this record, [Clarkson] makes it seem effortless and charming.^ Making an album isn't only about record sales...it's about the love of music and the passion of singing and expressing yourself.
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^ Clarkson: It was always going to be on the album from the moment I recorded it, but I didn't know people were going to like the song so much, but that's cool, that's awesome.
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^ Kelly's amazing vocals and lyrics that sound like they're coming from the heart, make this her best record yet.
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.She can croon, she can belt out a song, she can be sexy and sassy while still being graceful and as wholesome as the girl next door".[25] Rachel Kipp of JS Online criticized Clarkson for not having the same personality on Thankful that she had on American Idol, and wrote: "on American Idol, Clarkson showcased a great voice and an endearing, 'aw-shucks' personality.^ Birthplace: Burlson, Texas, USA Birthday: April 24, 1982 As the first championed crowned by the phenomenally popular TV talent competition "American Idol," Kelly Clarkson sang herself into the hearts of a nation in 2002 as she routinely out-belted her young singing competitors.
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^ Lisa g gave it a 9 : I have like Kelly Clarkson since American Idol, but I am not really a pop rock fan either.
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^ 'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson returns to Detroit .
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.That personality is missing on Thankful, and there lies the album's greatest fault". Kipp blamed the producers behind the album for not allowing Clarkson to be herself.^ It's really fabolous, because it's a personal album, Kelly Clarkson was part of the composition of all the songs, she chose the songs of the album.
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^ Clarkson co-wrote four of the songs on her album, Thankful, including the single "Miss Independent," which producer Rhett Lawrence (Mariah Carey) had already started working on with Christina Aguilera for her Stripped.
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^ Her 2003 debut album, Thankful, sold more than 2 million copies and spawned the radio hit Miss Independent, but she was the inaugural Idol queen.
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."Miss Independent" was released as the second single from Thankful.^ Kelly Clarkson Surprised By Christina Aguilera Credit On 'Miss Independent' 8/13/2003, USRN Some fans of Kelly Clarkson were surprised to see that she'd co-written "Miss Independent," the first single from her debut album Thankful, with Christina Aguilera.
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^ Christina Aguilera Co-Wrote Kelly Clarkson's New Single 4/9/2003, USRN Kelly Clarkson's new single, "Miss Independent," was co-written by fellow pop diva, Christina Aguilera.
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^ Kelly was nominated to Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the single Miss Independent in the Grammy Awards of 2004.
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.It reached the top ten of the U.S. and Canadian singles charts, and earned Clarkson a 2004 Grammy Award nomination for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance".[27] When the single was released in the United Kingdom and Australia, it reached the top ten of the charts; however, Thankful received less attention.^ Clarkson unhappy with single release .
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^ Released her debut album, "Thankful"; received grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance .
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^ Kelly was nominated to Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the single Miss Independent in the Grammy Awards of 2004.
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.It peaked at number forty-one on the UK albums chart and at number 33 on the Australian albums chart.^ Fantasia: Latest Chart "Idol" 6/30/2004, E! Online Believe it, the American Idol machine has minted another number one single.
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^ Should be good tomorrow on Regis and Kelly and SNL. BTW, she’s on track to have the number one album next week!
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^ E! Online This album chart is brought to you by the letter O. Omarion, the first B2K alumnus to release a solo album, is now the first to debut at number one as O topped the...
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."Low", the third single from Thankful, reached number two in Canada, but it was unable to make the Top 40 of the U.S. chart.^ Fantasia: Latest Chart "Idol" 6/30/2004, E! Online Believe it, the American Idol machine has minted another number one single.
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^ Since U Been Gone was the most-added song to Top 40 radio stations when the single was released in late November 2004.
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^ George Strait 'Somewhere' at top of U.S. charts 7/6/2005, Reuters Country veteran George Strait earned his third consecutive No.
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.The final single, "The Trouble with Love Is", was not released in Canada, and it peaked at #101 on the U.S. Charts.^ Although A Moment Like This was released as Kelly's first single for radio play and retail sales, Before Your Love was Kelly's first video.
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.Clarkson attributed the under performance of both releases to poor management and relieved her manager Simon Fuller, who she felt was not completely focused on her career.^ The edgy singer – who performed her hits “LoveGame” and “Poker Face” – was joined by Kelly Clarkson , the Black Eyed Peas and hosts the Jonas Brothers .
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.Clarkson also covered Danielle Brisebois' "Just Missed the Train" on the album.^ Clarkson: Probably my favorite track on the whole album, just because it's the iest song I've ever written in my life, is "Addicted."
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^ There were many hits on this album, it's just that people needed time to get used to this side of Clarkson that they weren't used to seeing.
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2004–06: Breakaway

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.Distancing herself from her American Idol image, Clarkson took more creative control with her second studio album Breakaway, and developed a more rock-oriented image.^ Kelly Clarkson second album "Breakaway" .
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^ Pop/rocker Kelly Clarkson rose to fame by winning the first season of "American Idol," then went on to have a brilliant career no subsequent winner has been able to match.
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^ Former American Idol winner Clarkson is back with a radio-friendly tune off the Princess Diaries 2...
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.Breakaway was released by RCA Records on November 30, 2004.[28] The album debuted within the U.S. top five and Canadian top ten, but sales were initially low in comparison to Thankful.^ This is a true ALBUM, not just 8 songs packed in with 4 top ten hits.
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^ Released her debut album, "Thankful"; received grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance .
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^ Kelly Clarkson's New Album 'Thankful' Out Tuesday 4/14/2003, USRN First American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will release her RCA Records/19 Entertainment debut album, Thankful, on Tuesday (April 15).
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[29] .However, the single releases from Breakaway proved very successful, and allowed it to become only the fourth album in history to stay in the Billboard 200 Top 20 for a consecutive year, as well as, being certified 6x platinum in the U.S. in late 2007[30] and 5x platinum in Canada in May, 2006.[31] In Australia, the album reached number two and spent 52 weeks in the top 10 and was certified 6x Platinum; however, it experienced a delayed release in the UK. Clarkson co-wrote six of the songs with several songwriters, such as former Evanescence band members Ben Moody, David Hodges and producer Max Martin; the title track was co-written by punk-pop singer Avril Lavigne.^ Clarkson unhappy with single release .
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^ MTV: First of all, how was it working with former Evanescence members Ben Moody and David Hodges?
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^ Clarkson enlisted former Evanescence member Ben Moody to help shed some of the pop sheen on a pair of tracks.
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.Breakaway received different responses from critics; Rolling Stone commented that "on Kelly Clarkson's second album, ...^ Kelly Clarkson second album "Breakaway" .
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^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
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^ Big Al gave it a 10 : Clarkson wrote most if not all of this album herself, which is probably why some critics hate it; they would rather hear a second version of regurgitated "Breakaway" songs than watch Kelly grow as a legitimate artist.
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she embraces her rock side rather than the pop pageantry that put her on top of the .American Idol heap".[32] TeenInk noted the strength of her vocals on Breakaway, and praised the change from pop music to contemporary rock: "[Clarkson] retains the incredible power and beauty of her voice while switching to rock".[33] Stylus magazine also enjoyed Clarkson's foray into rock music, however, she was called out because of her American Idol image, which reviewer Charles Merwin believed she had yet to lose.^ Pop/rocker Kelly Clarkson rose to fame by winning the first season of "American Idol," then went on to have a brilliant career no subsequent winner has been able to match.
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^ Birthplace: Burlson, Texas, USA Birthday: April 24, 1982 As the first championed crowned by the phenomenally popular TV talent competition "American Idol," Kelly Clarkson sang herself into the hearts of a nation in 2002 as she routinely out-belted her young singing competitors.
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^ Former American Idol winner Clarkson is back with a radio-friendly tune off the Princess Diaries 2...
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He praised the non-singles and wrote that they "maintain a quality high".[34] Allmusic called the album "a nice, low-key relief".[35]
Clarkson performing her 'Hazel Eyes' concert tour - November 10, 2005 - Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
.Clarkson appeared on numerous television programs during the promotional tour for Breakaway, some of which included Saturday Night Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The View; she performed the first two singles "Breakaway" and "Since U Been Gone" on Saturday Night Live, which became her first major telecast appearance in order to support the album.^ In addition to the show's prize of a $1 million recording contract with RCA, Clarkson secured a deal with Creative Artists Agency and several bookings, including the national American Idol tour and a performance of the national anthem at the September 11 commemoration at Washington, DC's Lincoln Memorial.
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^ The game features five tracks off Miss Clarkson's current album All I Ever Wanted including her current single Already Gone as well as, I Do Not Hook Up and the smash hit My Life Would Suck Without You.
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^ Kelly Clarkson To Kick Off Macy's Fireworks Spectacular 6/17/2003, USRN Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the first American Idol competition, kicks off the annual Macy's Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular with a live musical performance.
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."Breakaway", originally written by Avril Lavigne, served as the original song for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and achieved considerable success across the world; it became Clarkson's third top-ten single in the U.S. and fourth top-ten single in Canada.^ The track Breakaway, that is featured on the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack, was co-written by Avril Lavigne.
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^ Avril Lavigne co-wrote Kelly's title song, Breakaway.
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^ Kelly Clarkson's song Breakaway was featured in the soundtrack of the movie The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in the year 2004.
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.It reached number ten in Australia, and number 22 in the UK. The song's contemporary pop-rock ambiance was one of the several tracks including a stronger rock-influenced sound that had not been heard on Thankful.^ The album represents a sharp switch from the soul-inflected pop groove of Thankful, opting instead for crunchy rock guitars and atmospheric arrangements.
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^ Are they number one songs or big time pop-rock hook songs, in a word, no.
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^ Top Ten Kelly Clarson Songs of the Decade Top TV Moments of the Decade Top 10 'American Idol' Moments 'American Idol' rocks the decade messy, melodic More Kelly Clarkson News from Topix » .
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.The second single "Since U Been Gone", which was 'produced' by Max Martin, became the most successful release from the album.^ Never Again, the lead single for this album, has already become a top ten hit, though admittedly not as catchy as Since You Been Gone; but this album has songs on it that I believe could be bigger hits than Since You Been Gone.
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.Its music video presented Clarkson singing to an underground audience with a full band; cut scenes of Clarkson destroying a former boyfriend's apartment were incorporated.^ Music Before she was an American Idol, Kelly Clarkson appeared in a gay video.
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^ Kelly Clarkson auditioned for Popstars on the WB. edit » Kelly's "boyfriend" in the "Before Your Love" video's name is Rocky Wade.
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^ Coldplay, 50 Cent to Play MTV Awards Show 8/16/2005, AP Coldplay and 50 Cent have joined the list of performers for the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards," to be presented Aug.
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.The song's strong rock ambiance allowed it to reach number two in the U.S. and the top five across the world.^ Are they number one songs or big time pop-rock hook songs, in a word, no.
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^ Top Ten Kelly Clarson Songs of the Decade Top TV Moments of the Decade Top 10 'American Idol' Moments 'American Idol' rocks the decade messy, melodic More Kelly Clarkson News from Topix » .
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It also earned Clarkson her first Grammy Award for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance"; she won a second award for "Best Pop Vocal Album".[36]
.The third and fourth single releases, "Behind These Hazel Eyes" and "Because of You", also followed with chart success.^ Kelly Clarkson: Behind Hazel Eyes will be available at retail nationwide on March 29, 2005.
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^ Kelly got bruised while shooting the music video for "Behind These Hazel Eyes."
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^ Kelly Clarkson used to date Graham Colton who toured with her on her Breakaway Tour and her Behind These Hazel Eyes Tour.
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.The video for "Behind These Hazel Eyes" broke the record for days at #1 for a female artist with 33 out of 50 days #1 on TRL. The video for "Because of You" won the 2006 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, her second consecutive win in that category (The first being from "Since U Been Gone").^ Kelly won "Best Female Video" award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for her song, Because Of You.
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^ Kelly got bruised while shooting the music video for "Behind These Hazel Eyes."
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^ Kelly was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for her song, Because Of You.
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.The fifth single from Breakaway was entitled "Walk Away". Breakaway spent 103 weeks on the Billboard 200.^ Kelly's video for her new single Walk Away premiered on TRL on Tuesday March 7th 2006.
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^ The country crooner, who walked away with the title on the fourth season of American Idol last week, has signed her...
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.It fell out of the Billboard 200 in late November and was moved to Billboard's Pop Catalog.^ Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi returned to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, moving 172,000...
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.Breakaway was the tenth best selling album of 2006 in the US, adding nearly 2 million additional sales to the 2005 and 2004 sales.^ Kelly's sophomore record "Breakaway" has sold over 5 Million copies, making it the #3 best selling album of 2005.
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^ Best album ever from Kelly Clarkson.Breakaway is the best too but i think this album shows that Kelly is really versatile and have a variety in music.
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^ Carey Caps '05 by Capping Fiddy 1/4/2006, E! Online Album sales were slow for the week and down for the year, but the final lap proved to be a neck-and-neck thriller.
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As a testament to Clarkson's continuing popularity, she was the most-played artist of 2006 on American radio, despite releasing only one single in the entire year, "Walk Away".[37] On December 23, 2006, American Top 40 radio show host Ryan Seacrest announced during a countdown of 2006's most popular songs that Clarkson had had a song in the American Top 40 for 111 weeks, making her "the most successful female artist in AT40 history". She was also the most radio broadcasted artist of 2006 in Australia and "Because Of You" was the third most broadcast song of the same year, despite being released in 2005.[38]
Clarkson at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Texas, Joint Reserve Base in 2006
In 2005, Clarkson made a performance during the 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend as part of the festivities leading up to the All-Star Game[39] Later that year, she performed the Star-Spangled Banner at Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons She also performed that spring as part of the 2005 NCAA Final Four festivities in St. Louis, Missouri.[40]
.In the summer of 2006, Clarkson lent Ford Motor Co. a song titled "Go", written by Clarkson and Rhett Lawrence ("Miss Independent").^ Clarkson co-wrote four of the songs on her album, Thankful, including the single "Miss Independent," which producer Rhett Lawrence (Mariah Carey) had already started working on with Christina Aguilera for her Stripped.
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^ If all that weren't enough, Clarkson, is preparing to shoot a video for "Miss Independent.
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^ "Miss Independent" was Clarkson's choice for the first single, even though she had already proven to be a sure-thing with a ballad.
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.The song was used in the company's advertising campaign in 2006, "Bold Moves" and the song, along with its music video, was made available free at Ford's AddictedtoKelly.com website (website now defunct).^ The Ford Commercial was advertising their new slogan, Bold Moves.
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^ Clarkson Deals With 'American Idol' Past 1/18/2006, AP Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is now apparently refusing to let any of her songs be used by new contestants on the...
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^ Kelly Clarkson - free music, pictures, videos .
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[41]

2007–2008: My December

.While on tour in Europe in 2006, Clarkson began writing and composing songs for her third album, My December.^ Carlos D gave it a 9 : a KICK-ASS album by kelly, this is an ALBUM not just songs by different producers on a cd like her previous efforts, here she writes on EVERY song.
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^ Clarkson: The message that goes through the whole album is actually a title of one of the songs called "Hear Me."
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^ This album with certainty came to revolutionize pop/rock, with led strong but also with ballads very produced well….After all… everything that if Clarkson relates to the Kelly well is made….Go My December!
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[42] .During the Addicted Tour, Clarkson debuted two of her songs: "Maybe" and "Yeah". The first single from My December was "Never Again", which made its radio debut on April 13, 2007. The song was released on iTunes on April 20, 2007, but was taken down and replaced with a notice that said that the song was not available until April 23, 2007. The single peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #8 and on the Pop 100 at #5. Following "Never Again", Clarkson released "Sober" as her next single from My December on June 6, 2007. The singles were promoted with appearances on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.^ I can’t wait to meet the winners out on the road during my tour,” Clarkson said.
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^ No Appearance Scheduled We're sorry, but we can't find any airings featuring Kelly Clarkson in the next 14 days.
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^ Billboard Hot 100 and a sexy video to boot, the former American Idol can expect many more fans from all walks.
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Clarkson also returned to American Idol on the May 23, 2007 season 6 finale for the first time since its third season, performing "Never Again" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry during a Beatles medley.[43]
.Clarkson parted with her management, The Firm, on June 11, 2007, after the controversy surrounding My December.^ Kelly Clarkson's Management Breakaway 6/13/2007, E! Online Kelly Clarkson is going to learn how to fly on the wings of different representation.
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^ Kelly Clarkson's Summer Retreat 6/14/2007, E! Online Just two days after breaking away from her management, Kelly Clarkson is walking away from her summer tour.
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^ You'll soon see that 'My December' is easily Kelly Clarkson's best album to date.
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[44] .Clarkson would then sign with Starstruck Entertainment, run by Narvel Blackstock — the husband of Reba McEntire - on July 2, 2007.[45] On June 14, 2007, Live Nation announced that Clarkson's summer tour—her first nationwide arena tour—had been canceled due to underwhelming ticket sales, to be rescheduled after the release of the My December album at smaller, more intimate concert environments.^ Kelly Clarkson's Summer Retreat 6/14/2007, E! Online Just two days after breaking away from her management, Kelly Clarkson is walking away from her summer tour.
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^ In 2008 Kelly co-headlined the "2 World's 2 Voices" Tour with her idol, Reba McEntire.
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^ With raw acoustic ballads, powerful guitar-driven tracks, and both intimate and playful lyrics, My December brings a much-needed refreshment to music.
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[46] .Clarkson reinstated plans to tour the US during 2007, with a much smaller tour than the one she canceled in June.^ Kelly Clarkson revives her tour 9/4/2007, AP Kelly Clarkson, who scrapped an earlier tour this summer due to slow sales, is heading back on the road this fall.
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^ Kelly Clarkson's Summer Retreat 6/14/2007, E! Online Just two days after breaking away from her management, Kelly Clarkson is walking away from her summer tour.
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^ This is an album that stands up to repeated listening, and one that will age much better than her previous two flashier hit-making outings.
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.Clarkson began her My December Tour on October 10 in Verona, New York in venues significantly smaller than those previously booked.^ You'll soon see that 'My December' is easily Kelly Clarkson's best album to date.
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^ There are plenty of great moments on My December, but Clarkson's point here is the whole, not its various parts.
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^ Michael A gave it a 10 : My December is Clarkson's best record to date.
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[47]
.My December was officially released in the U.S. on June 26, 2007. On the date of the album's release, Clarkson appeared on Good Morning America to promote her new album.^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
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^ It's like that new dating show More to Love where the women are "real women" of America.
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^ Kelly Clarkson apologizes to Clive Davis 7/23/2007, AP Kelly Clarkson has done a lot of talking about reports of a feud with Clive Davis over the direction of her new album, "My December."
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.Clarkson performed songs from this new album, including the single "Never Again".[48] Despite the controversy surrounding My December, the album debuted at #2 in the U.S. with 291,000 albums sold.^ Each song on Kelly's new album My December was co-written or entirely written by Kelly herself.
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^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
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^ Released her debut album, "Thankful"; received grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance .
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[49] This is a slightly higher debut than Clarkson's previous album, Breakaway, which debuted at #3.[50]
.On July 7, 2007, Clarkson performed on the American leg of Live Earth.^ Clarkson performed at Giants Stadium on July 7th, 2007 as part of the Live Earth concert.
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^ Kelly Clarkson To Kick Off Macy's Fireworks Spectacular 6/17/2003, USRN Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the first American Idol competition, kicks off the annual Macy's Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular with a live musical performance.
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^ Kelly performed at the Live Earth Concert in America.
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Her five-song performance set included: "Walk Away", "How I Feel", "Never Again", "Sober", and "Since U Been Gone".[51]
.Clarkson was the celebrity coach for Canadian Idol during its Top 5 week of the fifth season, aired on the CTV network on August 20, and she performed on the results show the next night.^ Kelly Clarkson Duets With Reba McEntire For Fox Special 9/20/2002, USRN American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson got to sing with her idol, country superstar Reba McEntire, during the taping of the Fox special American Idol In Vegas on Wednesday...
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^ Kelly's Dallas audition was #1 of the shows (American Idol's) TOP 5 best auditions!
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^ Reuters Both the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack and the "Now 30" compilation are vying for the top slot on next week's U.S. pop album chart.
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[52] .She was also awarded a Platinum Certification for shipments of more than 100,000 copies of My December in Canada.^ Kelly performed her hit "My Life Would Suck Without You" at the 2009 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, Canada.
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^ She beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on the first season of American Idol .
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^ Her 2003 debut album, Thankful, sold more than 2 million copies and spawned the radio hit Miss Independent, but she was the inaugural Idol queen.
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[53] .Clarkson also performed at the 2007 NFL opening kickoff where she sang the national anthem and performed songs from My December including "Never Again", "Maybe" and "Don't Waste Your Time".[54] Clarkson also performed in the halftime show for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets game on Thanksgiving Day.^ She is showing her true heart and the lyrics in many of the songs have touched me to the core (especially Don't Waste Your Time and Maybe!
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^ In addition to the show's prize of a $1 million recording contract with RCA, Clarkson secured a deal with Creative Artists Agency and several bookings, including the national American Idol tour and a performance of the national anthem at the September 11 commemoration at Washington, DC's Lincoln Memorial.
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^ Kelly Clarkson's Summer Retreat 6/14/2007, E! Online Just two days after breaking away from her management, Kelly Clarkson is walking away from her summer tour.
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[55]
.My December was certified both gold and platinum on December 12, 2007, by the RIAA.^ Kelly Clarkson apologizes to Clive Davis 7/23/2007, AP Kelly Clarkson has done a lot of talking about reports of a feud with Clive Davis over the direction of her new album, "My December."
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^ With raw acoustic ballads, powerful guitar-driven tracks, and both intimate and playful lyrics, My December brings a much-needed refreshment to music.
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[56] .It has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.^ Her 2003 debut album, Thankful, sold more than 2 million copies and spawned the radio hit Miss Independent, but she was the inaugural Idol queen.
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^ While the Mississippi rockers' first two albums sold more than 12 million combined copies...
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^ Kelly's sophomore record "Breakaway" has sold over 5 Million copies, making it the #3 best selling album of 2005.
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[57]
.Clarkson performed during the festivities of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.^ Clarkson Surprises With Grammy Performance 2/8/2006, AP Early on during the Grammy Awards on Wednesday night, Kelly Clarkson bested music industry veterans Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt to win the best...
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^ During the final verse, the video juxtaposes the younger Kelly singing on her rooftop as she watches the sun set with the present-day Clarkson performing at the premiere's afterparty.
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^ Piazza Offers Medals Ceremonies, Concerts 2/11/2006, AP There's a hole in the middle of every medal at these Winter Olympics for a reason: to honor the open piazzas.
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[58]
.On April 25, 2007, Clarkson appeared on Idol Gives Back and performed Patty Griffin's "Up to the Mountain". After the performance, the audience who watched Clarkson perform live gave her a standing ovation.^ Idol to Give Back Again 12/12/2007, E! Online American Idol is bringing back Idol Gives Back.
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^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
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^ Former American Idol winner Clarkson is back with a radio-friendly tune off the Princess Diaries 2...
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American Idol judge Simon Cowell described her as "incredible", saying, "When you let her [Clarkson] come back on the show it makes everybody else look like an amateur."[59]
.In addition to her roles as spokeswoman for the acne treatment Proactiv as well as Vitaminwater, Clarkson partnered with NASCAR for the 2007 season.^ Kelly Clarkson, NASCAR Idol 1/18/2007, E! Online Kelly Clarkson is ready to start some engines.
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She appeared in televised advertising spots, performed at pre-race concerts, promoted NASCAR Day, and appeared at the Champions' Banquet in December.[60] .The August 2007 issue of Blender included a feature on Clarkson and her new album, as well as her music label woes[61] Clarkson also appeared at the NFL's opening night performance in Indianapolis for the kickoff of the new season.^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
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^ Clarkson Surprises With Grammy Performance 2/8/2006, AP Early on during the Grammy Awards on Wednesday night, Kelly Clarkson bested music industry veterans Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt to win the best...
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^ In the studio, Kelly gets down to business recording her new album for 19 Recordings/RCA -- and the true depth of her pion for music is shown.
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.Clarkson also performed at half-time during the 2007 Thanksgiving Day football game between the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys.^ Kelly Clarkson loves the football team, The Dallas Cowboys!
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^ Kelly Clarkson's Summer Retreat 6/14/2007, E! Online Just two days after breaking away from her management, Kelly Clarkson is walking away from her summer tour.
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^ Despite her newfound fame, Clarkson opted to remain in Texas rather than move to New York or Los Angeles.
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[62]
On April 19, 2008, Clarkson participated in a Papal Youth Rally at the campus of St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie in Yonkers, New York performing a mini-concert for those in attendance. This was the Papal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI. She performed Schubert's "Ave Maria" for the Pope later in the day following the Pope's speech. Clarkson, raised a Baptist, was said to be honored by the invitation and appreciative of the rosary given to her and her band by the Pope, who were invited over by the Pope immediately following the performance for the rosary honor.[63]
Country music
.Clarkson performed "What Hurts the Most", with Rascal Flatts, at ACM Awards in 2006 and returned again to sing a duet with Reba McEntire in 2007. This was her second performance on a country music award show, even though she is in the pop/rock genre.^ Kelly Clarkson Duets With Reba McEntire For Fox Special 9/20/2002, USRN American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson got to sing with her idol, country superstar Reba McEntire, during the taping of the Fox special American Idol In Vegas on Wednesday...
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^ Lisa g gave it a 9 : I have like Kelly Clarkson since American Idol, but I am not really a pop rock fan either.
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^ Kelly Clarkson Has Multi-Genre And Global Hopes 4/21/2003, USRN Kelly Clarkson's new album, Thankful, shows her edgy R&B and pop side, but the singer said that she would love to move into country music or even do Broadway one day.
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.Along with her performance with Rascal Flatts, Clarkson also performed "Cigarettes", with the country duo The Wreckers during one of their shows in Texas.^ With that kind of schedule, Clarkson was forced to record her debut one song at a time with a variety of producers in various studios across the country.
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^ During the final verse, the video juxtaposes the younger Kelly singing on her rooftop as she watches the sun set with the present-day Clarkson performing at the premiere's afterparty.
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^ 'Idol' winner Clarkson is a Susan Boyle fan 5/27/2009, AP From one talent show contestant to another: well done.
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[64]
.Building on her country music status, Clarkson and Reba McEntire who first met after Clarkson won the first season of American Idol [65] recorded an hour-long CMT Crossroads special at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium on February 22, 2007. It aired on CMT and Palladia (then known as MHD) on June 24, 2007. Previously, Clarkson was a performer on CMT's Giants: Reba McEntire.^ Kelly Clarkson was the winner of the first season of American Idol , in September 2002.
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^ In addition to the show's prize of a $1 million recording contract with RCA, Clarkson secured a deal with Creative Artists Agency and several bookings, including the national American Idol tour and a performance of the national anthem at the September 11 commemoration at Washington, DC's Lincoln Memorial.
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^ Birthplace: Burlson, Texas, USA Birthday: April 24, 1982 As the first championed crowned by the phenomenally popular TV talent competition "American Idol," Kelly Clarkson sang herself into the hearts of a nation in 2002 as she routinely out-belted her young singing competitors.
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where she sang .McEntire's hit song "Why Haven't I Heard From You", introduced Dolly Parton, and later also sang Reba's hit "Does He Love You" with Martina McBride.^ Everyone's been there — I wrote this song about someone that you loved but it was almost a little bit like an obsession.
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^ Everyone's been there I wrote this song about someone that you loved but it was almost a little bit like an obsession.
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^ Haven't you heard that "curvy" women are smarter?
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Clarkson also appeared on an episode of McEntire's sitcom Reba, that aired on January 14, 2007.[66]
.At the Academy of Country Music Awards on May 16, 2007, Clarkson and McEntire sang a duet of Clarkson's own 2005 single, "Because of You", which also became the lead single from McEntire's album of all-star duets.^ Kelly attended the May 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards.
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^ Kelly Clarkson Duets With Reba McEntire For Fox Special 9/20/2002, USRN American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson got to sing with her idol, country superstar Reba McEntire, during the taping of the Fox special American Idol In Vegas on Wednesday...
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^ You may not like it if you were set on a Breakaway 2.0, but if you love REWAL music with REAL lyrics and a whole lot of imperfections, then you get an amazing ride.
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[67] The music video for this version of the song later debuted on June 20, 2007. This collaboration with McEntire earned Clarkson a CMA Award nomination for "Musical Event of the Year" in 2007 and a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Country Collaboration With Vocal" in 2008. Additionally, the song was featured on Now That's What I Call Country, which was released in August 2008.
.Clarkson was a surprise guest at the 2007 CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 7, 2007, where she performed "Does He Love You" and "Because of You" with Reba McEntire during the internationally-renowned annual event.^ She performed with the song Because of You .
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^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
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^ Kelly Clarkson Duets With Reba McEntire For Fox Special 9/20/2002, USRN American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson got to sing with her idol, country superstar Reba McEntire, during the taping of the Fox special American Idol In Vegas on Wednesday...
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The performance of "Because of You" was taped and aired as part of the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" television special that aired on ABC on July 23, 2007.[68]
.On January 17, 2008, Clarkson embarked on the 2 Worlds, 2 Voices Tour 2008, a co-headlining tour with Reba McEntire.^ In 2008 Kelly co-headlined the "2 World's 2 Voices" Tour with her idol, Reba McEntire.
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^ Kelly Clarkson sets summer tour dates 4/26/2007, AP Kelly Clarkson will be giving her voice a workout this summer.
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[5] Reba and Clarkson have since stayed in touch and Clarkson is now managed by Reba's husband Narvel Blackstock [69]
.On May 18, 2008, Clarkson performed on stage at the Academy of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam with Reba McEntire and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn.^ Kelly attended the May 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards.
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^ Hot 100 history, earning Clarkson a Billboard Music Award for Best-Selling Single of the Year.
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^ Kelly performed her hit "My Life Would Suck Without You" at the 2009 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, Canada.
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[70] The All-Star jam is the final event of the week taking place immediately after the awards show. Clarkson was not announced ahead of time for an appearance.

2009–present: All I Ever Wanted

Kelly Clarkson at the Women's World Award 2009 (Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria).
Clarkson's fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, was released March 10, 2009. During recording of the album, Clarkson worked closely with producer-songwriters Ryan Tedder, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Howard Benson, among others. .The album’s recording was completed on October 23, 2008. The first single off the album, "My Life Would Suck Without You", was sent to radio on January 13, 2009, and was available to download thereafter.^ Kelly's "boyfriend" in the "My Life Would Suck Without You" video's name is Houston Rhines.
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^ In January 2009 Kelly broke the Billboard Hot 100 record for a songs biggest leap to number one with her hit "My Life Would Suck Without You" which jumped from #97 all the way to #1 in just one week.
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^ The fact that you addressed not a single one of my points proves that you're MISSING the point.
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.The single first entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #97. The following week, the single shot to #1, breaking the record of largest leap to the top spot, formerly held by Britney Spears' "Womanizer" This marks the second time Clarkson has broken the record, her first being the American Idol victory ballad "A Moment Like This", which shot from #52 to #1 in 2002. In March 2009, Clarkson reached #1 in the UK singles chart with "My Life Would Suck Without You", and became Clarkson's first UK #1 single.^ For the second straight week, Green Days American Idiot held the top spot on the album chart over...
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^ I will never break away from 'American Idol.'
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^ 'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson Sets 'Billboard' Hot 100 Record 9/26/2002, USRN American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson's debut RCA records single, "Before Your Love"/"A Moment Like This," has soared from the Number 52 spot to the Number One spot on the...
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In its first week of sales, it moved 255,000 copies in the USA, and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. The album sold 90,000 copies in its second week and remained at #1.[71] The album's second single is "I Do Not Hook Up." It was sent to U.S. Radio on April 14. It debuted in the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 at #20, entered the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #88, and has climbed to #20. In July 2009, "Already Gone", which already charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100 at #70 early in 2009, was confirmed as the album's third single. .The music video for the song premiered that month and the 32 date tour for North America was announced as well.^ Kelly won "Best Female Video" award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for her song, Because Of You.
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^ Kelly was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for her song, Because Of You.
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.The single drop date for North America was announced for August 11, 2009.[72] "Already Gone" has peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.^ August 11, 2009 11:42 AM .
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^ ETphonehome - August 1, 2009 4:11 PM .
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^ Rogue - August 11, 2009 4:24 AM .
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Clarkson performed as one of many guests for the return of VH1 Divas on September 17, 2009.[73]
Clarkson has been announced as one of the Vh1 Save the Music Foundation ambassadors for 2009–2010.[74]
.Clarkson gave an interview on MTV.com saying that she is currently writing songs for her fifth studio album, and hopes for a late 2010 release.^ Brad B. gave it a 3 : I give her props for trying her hand at song writing.
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^ It's really fabolous, because it's a personal album, Kelly Clarkson was part of the composition of all the songs, she chose the songs of the album.
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^ Robert W gave it a 10 : On this, Kelly Clarkson's third album, she has become a true star.
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[75]
Clarkson's album received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Album".[76]
.Clarkson landed in the Top 8 of Billboard Magazine's Top Female Artists of 2009 and also landed in Top 9 of Billboard Magazine's Top Hot Artists of 2000s.^ Hot 100 history, earning Clarkson a Billboard Music Award for Best-Selling Single of the Year.
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[77] As well as the Top 2 on Billboard Magazine's Best of 2000s, Pop Song Artist, behind Pink.[78]
.Kelly released "All I Ever Wanted" as her 4th single off the album of the same name.^ It's really fabolous, because it's a personal album, Kelly Clarkson was part of the composition of all the songs, she chose the songs of the album.
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^ Deanna D gave it a 10 : This is an amazing album, however I can understand the label's hesitancy to release it, since all they care about is how much money they can get out of Kelly.
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^ The 17-year-old singer-actress' new best-of, Most Wanted collects all her greatest hits from both her previous albums, and...
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Musicianship and artistry

.Clarkson's vocal talents and abilities have been met with praise from critics and celebrities alike.^ Clarkson doesn't use her vocal talents to show off -- which she could be excused for doing, given her astounding treasure-chest of tone, control, power and expression.
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.On an interview with Good Morning America, Simon Cowell was asked of the six American Idol winners, who he thought had the best voice.^ Former American Idol winner Clarkson is back with a radio-friendly tune off the Princess Diaries 2...
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^ The American Idol has entered the building, ready to harangue the good citizens of America into buying high-speed Internet access.
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^ Woman Criticized for Weight Is 'Pop Idol' 12/22/2003, AP A Scottish woman who'd been told she was too large to be a "Pop Idol" was crowned the winner of the British talent show.
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.Cowell immediately answered that Clarkson did "by a mile", noting that she was "up there" with other great singers such as Celine Dion.^ Kelly Clarkson is more than a great singer but also a truly talented songwriter.
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^ Avril did such a great job writing it.
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^ As the clip continues, we see Clarkson on a private jet and then in the movie theater, where it flashes back to her working at a movie theater — a job the singer really did have growing up.
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[79]
Reflecting back on Clarkson's performance during the Idol Gives Back special, Jeff Beck described Clarkson as having a "soul voice" that "demands attention"."[80]
After attending a rehearsal for American Idol's season six finale (in which Clarkson was scheduled to perform), Blender magazine described Clarkson's voice as follows:[81]
."The Texas native has one of the great voices in pop music, a powerful and versatile instrument that's steeped in the rhythm and blues and country music she grew up with in the South.^ Pop one minute, wannabe Rocker Chick the next, and now thinking of Country?
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^ Without a doubt Kelly has a great voice and is starting to take some risks with her music.
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If Mariah Carey's five-octave voice is the equivalent of an expensively bred poodle, then Clarkson's is a bloodhound: friendly, earthy, but fierce just the same."
Arion Berger of Rolling Stone has said of Clarkson that "her high notes are sweet and pillowy, her growl is bone-shaking and sexy, and her midrange is amazingly confident for a pop posy whose career is tied for eternity to the whims of her American Idol overlords."[82]
Dr. Luke, a songwriter and producer of some Clarkson's hits stated that "She has powerful lungs. She's like the Lance Armstrong of vocal cords."[83]

Discography

Filmography

(acting roles only)[4]
Year Title Role Episode
2002 Sabrina the Teenage Witch as an extra (uncredited) The Whole Ball Of Wax
That 80's Show Valentine's Day (S1, Ep2)
Issues 101 Crystal (as an extra) Theatrical Film
MADtv Herself / Skits Season 8, Ep 1
2003 From Justin to Kelly Kelly Taylor Theatrical Film
American Dreams Brenda Lee And Promises To Keep
2004 Tidings of Comfort and Joy
King of the Hill Herself / Dawn Stressed For Success
2005 Saturday Night Live Herself / Skits / Musical Guest Host - Jason Bateman
Damage Control Herself Season 1, Ep. 1
2007 Reba Kelly As We Forgive Those
2009 Saturday Night Live Herself / Musical Guest Host - Tracy Morgan

American Idol season 1 performances and results

Week # Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition N/A "Express Yourself"
"At Last"
Madonna
Etta James
N/A Advanced
Top 121 Hollywood round 1 "Respect" Aretha Franklin
Top 65 Hollywood round 2 "I Say a Little Prayer" Dionne Warwick
Top 45 Hollywood round 3 "Save The Best For Last" Vanessa L. Williams
Top 30 Semifinal/Group 2 "Respect" Aretha Franklin 9 Safe
Top 10 Motown "You're All I Need to Get By" Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 8
Top 8 1960s "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Aretha Franklin 5
Top 7 1970s "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)"
Top 6 Big Band "Stuff Like That There" Betty Hutton 6
Top 5 Burt Bacharach Love Songs "Walk on By" Dionne Warwick 1
Top 4 1980s
1990s
"It's Raining Men"
"I Surrender"
The Weather Girls
Celine Dion
3
7
Top 3 Judges' Choice
Idol's Choice
"Without You"
"Think Twice"
Badfinger
Celine Dion
3
6
Top 2 Finale "A Moment Like This"
"Respect"
"Before Your Love"
Kelly Clarkson
Aretha Franklin
Kelly Clarkson
2
4
6
Winner

Tours

Awards

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  83. ^ Kaufman, Gil Kelly Clarkson's New Single Could Recapture Her 'Since U Been Gone' Glory, Producer Says VH1.com. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  • Jenkins, Debi. .A profile of Kelly Clarkson—From Burleson, Texas to American Idol (2003).^ Lisa g gave it a 9 : I have like Kelly Clarkson since American Idol, but I am not really a pop rock fan either.
    • User Comments for My December by Kelly Clarkson 28 January 2010 0:13 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Birthplace: Burlson, Texas, USA Birthday: April 24, 1982 As the first championed crowned by the phenomenally popular TV talent competition "American Idol," Kelly Clarkson sang herself into the hearts of a nation in 2002 as she routinely out-belted her young singing competitors.
    • Kelly Clarkson - Yahoo! TV 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Local Celebrity. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
  • "Hooman interviews Kelly". .KLLC Radio Alice 97.3. May 25, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2006. ("[Clarkson's] parents were together for seventeen years, and then all of a sudden, something went wrong".)
  • Phares, Heather.^ Archives January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 December 2004 November 2004 October 2004 September 2004 August 2004 July 2004 June 2004 May 2004 .
    • The Superficial - Kelly Clarkson loves her girth 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    "Kelly—Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
  • Lamb, Bill. "Kelly Clarkson—Profile". About.com. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
  • Phares, Heather. ."Kelly Clarkson—Biography".^ TV TV Home > Cast & Crew > Kelly Clarkson more Overview Biography Credits Career Milestones Awards Photos Upcoming Appearances TV! Search Search TV Kelly Clarkson .
    • Kelly Clarkson - Yahoo! TV 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Yahoo LAUNCHcast. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
  • International charting information. Top40-Charts.com. Retrieved February 12, 2006.
  • Kelly Gets Cocky. Idol winner fires Simon Fuller. PopSugar.com. Blog Archives. Retrieved February 25, 2006.
  • "Review—From Justin to Kelly". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. http://web.archive.org/web/20071012043036/http://eonline.com/Reviews/Facts/Movies/Reviews/0,1052,88106,00.html. . E! Online. [Some films defy criticism.] Retrieved May 4, 2006.
  • Croatto, Pete. From Justin to Kelly. [Watching From Justin to Kelly, one question looms over the entire production: Why was this movie made?] Retrieved May 4, 2006.

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First American Idol winner
2002
Succeeded by
Ruben Studdard

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and actress who has enjoyed success in the pop and rock music genres.^ This is Kelly Clarkson the artist, not Kelly Clarkson the pop tart.
  • User Comments for My December by Kelly Clarkson 28 January 2010 0:13 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ April 24 , 1982 .
  • Kelly Clarkson Photos | Who is Kelly Clarkson dating? Boyfriend, Husband 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Kelly Clarkson, born April 24, 1982 in Texas, will always be remembered as the first winner of the successful FOX TV show American Idol .
  • Rock On The Net: Kelly Clarkson 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.rockonthenet.com [Source type: General]

Clarkson made her debut under RCA Records after she won the highly publicized first season of the television series American Idol in 2002.
.File:AILogo.jpg This article contains information and/or quotations from a current or previous American Idol contestant.^ The top-selling singer to emerge so far from the "American Idol" TV talent showdown did not even win the contest.
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-295638-news--Kelly-Clarkson 28 January 2010 0:13 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ She won the first "American Idol" contest, September 4, 2002.
  • Kelly Clarkson - Unmistakables.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC unmistakables.com [Source type: General]

^ After singing "A Moment Like This" and "Before Your Love," both of which were written for the show, Clarkson won the American Idol contest with 58 percent of the audience's votes.
  • Kelly Clarkson 28 January 2010 0:13 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

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  • Everyone says I'm like the girl next door...Y'all must have really weird neighbors!
  • I know God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress.
  • I never said I was a 'good girl.'^ Kelly lives by the motto, God will never give you more than you can handle .
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kelly Clarkson : Everyone says I'm like the girl next door...Y'all must have really weird neighbors!
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kelly : I never said I was a 'good girl.'
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I'm not a bad girl. .I'm just normal, and that's what I'm going to be.^ I'm just normal, and that's what I'm going to be.
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There's no bad girl with whips and chains that's going to come out.^ There's no bad girl with whips and chains that's going to come out.
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She's fat because she has bad eating habits, and there is no excuse for that.
    • The Superficial - Kelly Clarkson loves her girth 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm just going to come out and say it: American Idol gets a bad rap.
    • Kelly Clarkson 28 January 2010 0:13 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    .I think people like me because I was myself.
  • I'm a hygiene freak.^ I think people like me because I am myself.
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kelly Clarkson : Some of the stuff on the new album is very singer/songwriter, because I love people like Patty Griffin and Ryan Adams.
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm not going into any more detail about myself because you people will just use it as fuel for the fire.
    • The Superficial - Kelly Clarkson loves her girth 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I'm like obsessive-compulsive when it comes to washing your hands.
  • I'm a jeans girl!
  • I'm cute - and God I hate that.^ I am obsessively-compulsive when it comes to washing my hands.
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I like filling out a pair of jeans, because sometimes I see girls who can’t and I feel bad about that.” .
    • Kelly Clarkson Loves Her Bubble Butt | Skinny VS Curvy 28 January 2010 0:13 UTC www.skinnyvscurvy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Leave the girl alone, I liked her comment, much more then yours.
    • Kelly Clarkson Loves Her Bubble Butt | Skinny VS Curvy 28 January 2010 0:13 UTC www.skinnyvscurvy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Because that's not cool. .I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece.^ I would never want to date someone like myself, ever.” .
    • FOXNews.com - Kelly Clarkson: I Could Never Be a Lesbian 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

    It's the chubby cheeks. .The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl.
  • If I can wake up everyday before I die and know that I don't have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy!
  • You need to establish yourself before you let someone else in - I'm still finding myself.
  • Me?^ You don’t even know her.
    • Kelly Clarkson Loves Her Bubble Butt | Skinny VS Curvy 28 January 2010 0:13 UTC www.skinnyvscurvy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kelly : I can wake up everyday before I die and know that I don't have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy!
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kelly : You need to establish yourself before you let someone else in.
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Do drugs? Never. I was raised in a drug-free environment and I know I'd deeply disappoint my parents of I did them. And even worse.. .I'd disappoint God.
  • They may believe you, but I never will; never again.^ Kelly lives by the motto, God will never give you more than you can handle .
    • Kelly Clarkson Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you really believe they were stolen in nice neat 30 second samples?
    • 4 New Kelly Clarkson Demos at Pretty Much Amazing! 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC prettymuchamazing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Have you considered the possibility that they may just not be very good?
    • Kelly Clarkson rocks my world | AfterEllen.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • From Never Again the hit w:single from My December (2007).
  • I can breathe for the first time "since u been gone".
    • From Since U Been Gone, the hit w:single from Breakaway (2004).^ Breakaway was certified platinum and the singles " Breakaway " and " Since U Been Gone " were certified gold.
      • Rock On The Net: Kelly Clarkson 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.rockonthenet.com [Source type: General]

      ^ MY DECEMBER was a hit-laden masterpiece.
      • 4 New Kelly Clarkson Demos at Pretty Much Amazing! 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC prettymuchamazing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Only, this will be my first time.
      • Kelly Clarkson rocks my world | AfterEllen.com 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [Misattributed: performer not credited as writer.]
  • I'm usually barefoot. That's how I'm most comfortable. I like my feet to be on the ground. I like to jump around, I like to fly across the stage.
    • From Entertainment Weekly, December 24, 2003

External links

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about:
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Her albums, [[Thankful]], [[Breakaway]], [[My December]], [[All I Ever Wanted]].
^ As for the recording of the song, I think that, when it was released on my first record, the label wanted all the production that was on it, and I just hated it.
  • Alice@97.3 San Francisco - Artist Page - Kelly Clarkson 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.radioalice.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2007, Kelly Clarkson released her third album My December , that became an instant success and was nominated for a Grammy Award .
  • Kelly Clarkson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (musician: American Idol) 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply kelly fan thanks to “the four demos”—-my december had much better hits!
  • 4 New Kelly Clarkson Demos at Pretty Much Amazing! 10 January 2010 3:39 UTC prettymuchamazing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Simple English

Kelly Clarkson
File:Kelly Clarkson, Women's World Awards 2009
Kelly Clarkson in Women's World Awards red carpet, in 2009.
Background information
Birth name Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Born April 24, 1982
Origin Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Genres Pop rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 2002 — present
Labels RCA Records
Website Official website

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer who sometimes acts and has recorded four albums. She was the winner of the first season of the television show American Idol.

Clarkson has sold over 10.6 million albums in the United States, becoming the highest-selling American Idol winner. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Clarkson is also ranked on the top 200 album sellers of the Nielsen SoundScan era at number 187.[1]

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Early life

Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in Burleson, a small city on the outside of Fort Worth She is the third and youngest child of Jeanne Rose, a first grade teacher, and Stephen Michael Clarkson. Clarkson's parents divorced when she was six years old, after having been married for seventeen years. The family then moved to Burleson, where her mother remarried.[2]

Clarkson went to Pauline G Hughes Middle School and Burleson High School. She originally wanted to be a marine biologist, but changed her mind after she saw the movie Jaws.[3] In seventh grade, one of her teachers overheard her singing in a hallway and asked her to audition for the school choir.

In high school, Clarkson performed in musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Brigadoon. She sang at her high school talent show, after which an audience member shared some inspiring words with her: "God has given you this gift. You've got to sing. You're destined to sing." Clarkson continued singing and soon started classical training, hoping that music would be her ticket to a college scholarship.[4]

After finishing high school, Clarkson was offered full scholarships to The University of Texas at Austin, the University of North Texas, and the Berklee College of Music. However, she decided against college to pursue a career in music saying, "you're never too old to go to college."[4]

American Idol

On September 4, 2002, Clarkson won the first season of American Idol, beating Justin Guarini by a margin of 58% to 42%.[5] After the results were announced, Clarkson performed the song "A Moment Like This", which was written for the winner of American Idol and would be released on her first CD Thankful. When it was released as a single in October of 2002, it set a record on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart when it rose from number 52 to number one.[6] Thankful sold 236,000 copies in its first week in the U.S.[7]

Discography

Albums

Singles

  • "A Moment like This/Before Your Love" (2002)
  • "Miss Independent" (2003)
  • "Low" (2003)
  • "The Trouble with Love Is" (2004)
  • "Breakaway" (2004)
  • "Since U Been Gone" (2004)
  • "Behind These Hazel Eyes" (2005)
  • "Because of You" (2005)
  • "Walk Away" (2006)
  • "Never Again" (2007)
  • "Sober" (2007) (Not released in Australia)
  • "One Minute" (2007)
  • "Don't Waste Your Time" (2007)
  • "My Life Would Suck Without You" (2009)
  • "I Do Not Hook Up" (2009)
  • "Already Gone" (2009)
  • "All I Ever Wanted" (2010)
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